U S Railroad News 2011-06-27 11:39:00

Northland railways merger will put new face on old industryDuluth News TribuneThe DM&IR is one of the railroads that will be absorbed by the Wisconsin Centrail railway, probably by the end of the year. (News Tribune file photo) Three Northland railroads under the Canadian National corporate umbrella are merging into a single US …

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic GainsPowder Bulk SolidsThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic, with US railroads originating 294310 carloads for the week ending June 18, 2011, up 3.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the …

Reports on the Amtrak Crash in NevadaNew York Times (blog)By DAN BILEFSKY Investigators were sifting through the wreckage Sunday after a tractor-trailer plowed through railroad gates into an Amtrak train at a crossing early Friday in Nevada, killing at least six people and leaving at least 28 people …

North Bay businesses await return of freight trainsSanta Rosa Press DemocratEngineer Eric Sprague was part of a crew that checked Northwestern Pacific Railroad tracks in the North Bay for flaws last week. By STEVE HART Freight trains hauled cargo on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad for nearly 100 years, in good times and bad. …

BNSF Halts Rail Traffic in Holt CountyKQ2 StJoeChannelNow, the tracks are submerged along Highway 159 and rail traffic is being re-routed to Kansas City. Officials are unsure when the line will re-open, however they don’t expect the closure to have a big impact on shipments.

Short line railroad thrives at McClellan Business ParkSacramento Bee“We’ve done well even when others have been struggling,” said Richard McGowan, SAV’s general manager and a third-generation railroad man. Short line railroads in the United States have undergone a dramatic change over a generation, starting with the …

BNSF showcases new locomotiveGalesburg Register-MailNathan Stokes, 7, Pekin, looks at the side of a General Electric Corporation Dash 9 Locomotive, a newly designed diesel-electric engine at the on-track display at Railroad Days on Saturday. By BEN REEVES An orange and black BNSF locomotive sat on a …